Restless Surface

Restless Surface

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How has wind, water and other weather shaped the Earth? And how long has it taken?

See dramatic rock and mountain formations and a giant stalagmite, and find out how they formed. Discover how stones change shape and explore interactive exhibits in the Restless Surface gallery.

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  • frozen lightning captures in desert sand
  • the ancient life that makes up limestone
  • interactive displays showing how wind and water can turn sand into waves
  • a tombstone sundial
  • minerals borne from the sea

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